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SpringerBriefs in Economics

The University According to Humboldt

History, Policy, and Future Possibilities

Editors: Backhaus, Jürgen Georg (Ed.)

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  • ​Discusses the educational reforms of Wilhelm von Humboldt and their legacy in the modern university system
  • Outlines key conflicts which have informed the development of higher education policy in Germany
  • Applies Humboldt’s theories to current economic policy challenges​ 
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This book discusses the philosophy and educational reforms initiated by Wilhelm von Humboldt as well as their legacy in the modern university system. It begins with a discussion of the history of the university from antiquity and the Middle Ages through the era of Humboldt’s reforms and its remnants in and implications for the present day. The authors then delve into policy, outlining the key conflicts that have informed the development of university educational policy, such as the clash between academia and professional education, the coordination of public administration and educational institutions, and the perennial issue of funding. Humboldt’s ideas are then discussed within an economic context, using his principals of the state to analyze the relationship between current models of household and family economics and German economic and social policy. The book is rounded off by a philosophical analysis of the institution of the university and concludes with an update of the remains Humboldt’s reforms within the current university system. With its multidisciplinary approach to the study of higher education reform in Europe and its key players, this book will appeal to scholars of economic history, educational policy, and public administration as well as administrators and policy makers in higher education.  ​

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • The University Before Humboldt and After

    Pages 1-3

    Backhaus, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen, Lic.jur.

  • The University According to Humboldt and the Alternatives

    Pages 5-10

    Backhaus, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen, Lic.jur.

  • The Lexicographical Utility Function of Fertility Decisions and Humboldt’s Political Principles of the State

    Pages 11-37

    Scheuerer, Dr. Gerhard

  • What Remains of Humboldt at Times of the Bologna Reform?

    Pages 39-51

    Frambach, Prof. Dr. Hans A.

  • University Studies at Hardenberg’s and Humboldt’s Time and the Professionalization of University Studies Today

    Pages 53-65

    Schmidt, Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz

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eBook $54.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-13856-5
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Softcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-13855-8
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The University According to Humboldt
Book Subtitle
History, Policy, and Future Possibilities
Editors
  • Jürgen Georg Backhaus
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Economics
Series Volume
89
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-13856-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-13856-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-13855-8
Series ISSN
2191-5504
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 84
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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